Gunnell Family Cemetery

Gunnell Family Cemetery

600 Innsbruck Ave.
Great Falls, Va.

FX201

"Gunnell's Run" was built c. 1750's and featured several later additions. The Rambler (J. Harry Shannon) recorded a visit to this site in the May 26, 1918 Washington Star. He related "Near the house, but very much nearer the barn, is a plot of ground densely upgrown with that member of the iris family called blue flag. In this thick and rank mass of vegitation are two brown tombs that are upright, but the soil has nearly swallowed them..." Rixey Smith, a former owner, recounted that when he purchased the property in 1932 there were old gravestones piled in a corner of the front yard,and his caretaker "broke up all but two of the stones and used the rubble for a runoff gutter for the spring down the hill." One intact marker and six fìragments are known to exist. Two of the marker fragments ( WILLIAM GUNNELL and SARAH GUNNELL) were mortered into an interior chimney in the east wing by Rixey Smith and the others are stored in the garage. The marker for Dr. WILLIAM GUNNELL was discovered by the current owners and reerected just north of the driveway near the spot where it was recovered. The exact location of the graveyard is unknown.

DR WILLIAM GUNNELL
Birth: JUL 5, 1786

Death: SEP 29, 1834

Comment: Gravestone recorded by the Rambler (J. Harry Shannon) in the "Washington ì Star, May 26, 1918," inscribed "In Memory of William Gunnell, who was ì born the 15th of July, 1785, and expired the 29th of September, 1834, in ì the 49th year of his age."

WILLIAM, III GUNNELL
Birth: JAN 30, 1750

Comment: Bottom half of stone is missing.

SARAH GUNNELL
Birth: NOV 27, 1761

Death: JUN 5, 1812

Comment: Bottom half of stone is missing. Gravestone recorded by the Rambler (J. Harry Shannon) "Washington Star, ì May 26,1918," inscribed "In Memory of Sarah Gunnell, daughter of Col. ì James and Jane Cater, who was born on the 27th of November, 1760, and ì expired the 5th of June, 1812."

NANCY GUNNELL
Birth: SEP 13, 1796

Death: SEP 23, 1822

Comment: Gravestone recorded by the Rambler (J. Harry Shannon) in the "Washington ì Star, May 26, 1918," inscribed "In Memory of Nancy Grunnell, daughter of ì William and Sarah Grunnell, who was born the 13th of September, 1796, and ì expired the 23rd of September, 1822, in the 27th year of her age."

JANE GUNNELL
Birth: MAY 17, 1800/

Comment: Gravestone recorded by the Rambler (J. Harry Shannon) in the "Washington ì Star, May 26, 1918," inscribed "In Memory of Jane Gunnell, daughter of ì William and Sara Gunnell, who was born the 17th of May, 1800/..."

LEWIS MIX OR MICKX
Death: APR 27, 1824

Comment: Two fragments. Gravestone recorded by the Rambler (J. Harry Shannon) in the "Washington ì Star, May 26, 1918," inscribed "In Memory of Mix or Mickx, who departed ì this life on the 27th of April, 1824, about the thirty-fourth year of hisì age."

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